I can never find the big mop-headed burgundy-coloured
with curled petals chrysanthemums that
Mrs Miniver brings home so triumphantly,
so when I saw these lovely physalis
crushed against some park railings,
I knew what I had to do.
It was only a matter of minutes,
and I had a cornucopia of my own.
So lucky that the florist had a lovely spray for £1.50.